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February 17, 2013

10-foot ED-209 model from RoboCop 2 storms eBay, demands a small fortune to comply

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If you’re a fan of RoboCop (let’s face it who isn’t) — and if you were a child of the ’80s? (if your not, then you missed out) — then today might be your lucky day.

A ten-foot-tall prop of the OCP executive-slaughtering ED-209 is now available for purchase on eBay for the low, low price of $25,000 or £16107.20 in non monopoly money.

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Okay, so that’s not exactly cheap for what isn’t even a real working bot, likely made as either a stand-in or a marketing piece. It also apparently needs a couple of wooden planks to stand on its own and was built for the infinitely less cool RoboCop 2.

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Still, did I mention this thing is ten feet tall? I don’t think it’s made of egg boxes and plywood, its leg extensions contain metal bars and pneumatic cylinders? And there are actual electrical connections below the legs there? Sure, it might not actually power up, but it’s certainly more intimidating than the robotic officers we have now.

So go ahead and bid on it if you have the cash; just keep it away from stairs.

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Source – eBay

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Jonny Polea

Editor in Chief at Beginners Tech

I joined Beginners Tech as a Technical Journalist in July 2012 and have never looked back. I love tech, gadgets, games and electronics; whether they are retro, current or future concepts. My loving fiancé Sarah has said that when I receive new items for review I’m like a kid in a toy shop – unable to leave it alone for two minutes! Coming from a design background, I am passionate about the design and aesthetics of tech as well as functionality.